A Few Thoughts and Observations on
50 People Every Christian Should Know by Warren W. Wiersbe
The only book club of which I am still a full member is BOMC2. This book was my April selection & it arrived today. I have been looking forward to receiving this one for quite a while.
The title made me think it would be a “top-50” of Christian History. It is NOT.
It starts with the wife of Martin Luther (Katherine Von Bora, 1499-1552) and then proceeds chronologically through the centuries, ending with William Culbertson (1950-1971).
On the one hand, if you are looking for a Who’s Who of the Most Important People in Christian History, look elsewhere. There is little here about the 1500 years of Christian history before Martin Luther.
On the other hand, I read the first 2 bios very quickly. The author has a simple, pleasing writing style and works in many details of the times in a way that makes me want to learn more history.
While 2 out of 50 bios is far too small a sampling to post a proper review, the book does appear to be worthwhile reading, with inpiring details of the lives of these now-little-known (outside seminaries) believers.
There are also plentiful notes about other works written about (or by) the men and women featured, which makes it much easier to know where to go for further info on each person.
If you have any interest in biography, history or Christianity, this is worth a look.